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writer and change so many novelists as writers. leslie lesley leslie stowe goes and now lives in tucson has helped inform us of who we are. i got that phonecall and i couldn't believe it. almost a year ago in january, phonecall from a teacher who said jeff, they have come into our rooms and confiscated our books. in tucson, the same school district that i was a product in the first years of my life. they had gone into this room and taken out seven textbooks, like rethinking columbus a book that is sold hundreds of thousands of copied, used by kids in rural alaska all the way to rural maine who have that -- and that book was put away into storage. and 11 teachers, almost a dozen teachers were told that they no longer have the right to teach literature from the perspective of mexican-americans, those who have given us our school district from the perspective of rethinking columbus. .. i have to begin, and i will tell you something about our stories. i went to find my story. i had been living outside of tucson for years, and i wanted to come back, working on another book, and dee
executive at her and leslie bowman, current executive dirt for their support in the past into the present. this is a magnificent resource in the standard set of monticello is perhaps the leading public history study of slavery in the united states. the study of that subject is really very difficult for a number of reasons. one is that it's so hard to get the documents in the other is a psychological impediments that we americans have that best described by the theologian who also happens to be the father of my editors said americans by her own traditions of the most innocent people on earth. we never do anything wrong as a people and as a country. so becomes difficult for us to learn anything from the past because there was never any right and wrong. we always come out innocent. so when one encounters a phenomenon such as slavery, which seems so palpably evil, we have to find some way to deal with it a leadership happened with paradox, which means we suspend all judgment and say we just can't figure out the people of that time. i mentioned i was spending many months upstairs pouring over
support over the years and also to up the former executive director of monticello and leslie bowman, the current executive director for their support in the past and in the present. this is a magnificent resource. as andrew says, monticello is, perhaps, a leading public history site for the study of slavery in the united states. that -- the study of that subject is really very difficult for a number of reasons. one is, it's so hard to get the documents, and the other is the psychological impediments that we americans have in that, as described by one hold, the theologian who also happens to be the father of my editor, he said, americans buy our own traditions of the most innocent people on earth. we never do anything wrong as a people and as a country. it becomes very difficult for us to learn anything from the past because there was never any right or wrong. it's always, you know, we always come out innocent. and so when one encounters a phenomenon such as slavery, which seems so palpably evil, we have to find some way of dealing with it, and we usually rapid in that word, paradox,
was doing my job without any complex adventures for the beings would make money leslie on the taxpayer backs, i wasn't necessarily told i was wrong. i was told my concern was misplaced. we didn't need to worry about it they said that they factor to untrue figurative pat on the box. he would not never risk over that of the public policy purpose of this program. and i really want to stress this is not just the bush people, this exact same mantra came after the election by the obama gave her treasury official. the exact same word cleaning to this greenspan notion the reputation of risk is that we need. i remember thinking to myself, where have these guys been the last couple years? how could they a map of the things who put profit over everything. in particular, the reputation. then i realized where they had been. merrill lynch. bear stearns, bank of america, goldman sachs, goldman sachs, goldman sachs. everywhere you look to someone from goldman sachs. i realize they brought the wall street ideology within to government and one of the reasons why we saw this incredibly deferential ballot on su
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